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Tangible Object Cards (TOC) pair objects that are easy to recognize and discriminate with words/pictures. Objects are securely fastened to durable 5"x7" plastic cards. Each comes with a removable blank 2" x 3 1/2" card to which you can add your favorite communication symbol or picture. TOC cards come as a Basic (formerly known as Core) set of 20 cards. There are six supplemental sets (five cards in each set). The sets are: School 1, School2, Community, Leisure, Wellness & Fast Food. Supplemental sets allow you to customize your vocabulary for your specific needs. Save by buying all 50 cards.
The use of tangible symbols has been a successful communication intervention for individuals of all ages and disabilities, including autism, blind/low vision, deaf/blindness, developmental disabilities, and multiple disabilities. Special attention was given to the tactile needs of those with blind/low vision. Dimensions 5" x 7". Removable Symbol cards are 2" x 3.5".
A system that facilitates communication for people whose understanding is enhanced through objects.
This includes young children, individuals with blind/low vision, autism, stroke or TBI. The basic set consists of 20 different objects mounted on durable plastic cards. Tangible Object Cards come with a blank symbol card so you can customize them with your favorite communication symbols or pictures. Adaptivation also offers symbol cards with SymbolStix symbols in full color. Receive a discount with the
bundle of 50 cards! Object cards (4¾" x 5¾"). Symbol cards (3⅜" x 2⅛").
BASIC set includes: bathroom, bed, brush teeth, clean, comb, computer, cook, dress, drink, eat, game, listen, money, outside, play, read, shop, TV, wash, work.
The image shows examples of optional SymbolStix symbols on Tangible Object Cards. Additional SymbolStix card sets can be ordered separately, click here.
TOC cards provide a standardized vocabulary. This is important for consistency, but you might wish to customize the vocabulary for your specific needs. Visit the Resources page for alternate vocabulary suggestions. See the section labeled Card Set Topics.
Extra Blank Cards
You can order blank card packs (no objects attached). Each pack comes with five predrilled cards (5" x 7"), and several zip ties. To order: select "Blank" in the "Card Set" pulldown menu, then select "Blank," or "No Symbol Cards" in the "Symbol Cards" pulldown menu.
Use Extra cards to get creative with your student! Think out of the box and challenge your unique learner to strive even higher when you create your own cards.
NOTE: Products on this page are not compatible with the ProxPAD from Proxtalker. To purchase TOC cards that are compatible with the ProxPAD click here.
bathroom, bed, brush teeth, clean, comb, computer, cook, dress, drink, eat, game, listen, money, outside, play, read, shop, TV, wash, work
art, bus, music, PE, snack
classroom, group, OT, PT, speech
church, eat out, library, sports, theater
dessert, fries, hamburger, hotdog, pizza
bubbles, sand, swim, swing, watering
Dentist, exercise, medicine, Nurse/Dr., pain
SKU: TOC-BDL-xx - Bundle - all 50 cards above
not, help, go, like, more
NOTE: The suffix, -xx, denotes the "Symbol Card" pulldown menu option
SymbolStix - Color
SymbolStix - Black & White
No Symbol Cards
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